Waka ama a new classroom tool

Waka ama a new classroom tool

A new waka ama will be a learning tool for Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Wairarapa students both outside the classroom as well as inside, says principal Hohepa Campbell, right. PHOTO/SUPPLIED WALT DICKSON While the resurgence of waka ama in recent years has been in the...

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Eketahuna lad quacks with the best

Eketahuna lad quacks with the best

Eketahuna duck caller Ben Schnell trained up to two hours daily before gaining a third place in the world championships. PHOTO/SUPPLIED ELI HILL eli.hill@age.co.nz A Tararua College student quacked his way to third in the World Waterfowl Calling Championships in...

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Plan to cut down old oak tree creates angst

Plan to cut down old oak tree creates angst

An oak tree on Featherston’s main street survived plans to fell it on Tuesday. PHOTO/HAYLEY GASTMEIER HAYLEY GASTMEIER hayley.gastmeier@age.co.nz Emotions were running high on Tuesday as an old oak tree on Featherston’s main street was set to be felled. It survived...

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Rail key to log jam

Rail key to log jam

At Waingawa’s log storage and rail yard: [back row, from left] Southern North Island Wood Council CEO Erica Kinder, C3 area manager Steve Chapple, Forest Enterprises CEO Bert Hughes, Labour MP Kieran McAnulty, Guy Farman of Farman Turkington Limited; [front row, from...

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Emerging artists heading home

Emerging artists heading home

Mild Orange: Josh Reid (standing), Tom Kelk, front, Josh Mehrtens and Jack Ferguson. PHOTO/RUPERT OLLIVIER Two high-performing bands with Wairarapa roots are coming back to the region to give hometown fans a taste of how far they’ve come. BECKIE WILSON...

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Cable duct no secret, says Chorus

Cable duct no secret, says Chorus

The land in Featherston, owned by South Wairarapa District Council, that features an easement over a cable duct vital to Chorus’ telecommunications infrastructure network. PHOTO/HAYLEY GASTMEIER HAYLEY GASTMEIER hayley.gastmeier@age.co.nz Chorus says it’s doing all it...

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Tent theft devastates owner

Tent theft devastates owner

The stolen marquee. PHOTO/SUPPLIED Owner hoping for public assistance BECKIE WILSON beckie.wilson@age.co.nz A former Masterton man is gutted about the theft of a $12,000 marquee in his home town but hopes the community will help get it returned. Christchurch-based...

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Aviation centre cleared for takeoff

Aviation centre cleared for takeoff

Vintage Aviator Ltd, which is planned to feature as part of the aviation centre. PHOTO/FILE BECKIE WILSON beckie.wilson@age.co.nz A multi-million-dollar vintage aviation centre and museum is at the heart of plans to boost tourism in the region. The development of a...

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Pen pals united at school

Pen pals united at school

Ian Hodge, right, showing Cody Purnell and Tane Jenkinson his medals. PHOTO/ELISA VORSTER ELISA VORSTER elisa.vorster@age.co.nz There may be an eight-decade age difference between some of the Opaki School students and their respective pen pals, but that did nothing to...

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Standing up for Featherston

Standing up for Featherston

The gifting of the Featherston Camp Sculpture on Saturday. PHOTO/JADE CVETKOV BECKIE WILSON beckie.wilson@age.co.nz A new sculpture in Featherston held a strong significance on this year’s Armistice Day as it became a powerful reminder of the town’s role in World War...

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They will not be forgotten

They will not be forgotten

Members of the public about to lay wreaths at the Cenotaph. PHOTO/STEVE RENDLE Region pays tribute to wartime sacrifices BECKIE WILSON beckie.wilson@age.co.nz One hundred years ago, the guns of World War I fell silent at the announcement of peace – it was at the 11th...

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Masterton’s answer to SIX60 takes top award

Masterton’s answer to SIX60 takes top award

The Island crew [back row] Junior Mila, Paselio Manesa, Eti Lio, Augustine Mila, Tane Walker; [front row] Courtney Naera [music teacher], Milarn Naera, Janet Aeto. PHOTO/ERENA McCANN ELI HILL eli.hill@age.co.nz Seven Wairarapa students are aiming to become the next...

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Lake Ferry’s classy clean up

Lake Ferry’s classy clean up

Martinborough School year seven and eight students with their catch of fish from Lake Ferry after cleaning up the lake’s shores last week. PHOTO/ELI HILL ELI HILL eli.hill@age.co.nz Lake Ferry’s shoreline is clean and ready for summer thanks to the efforts of...

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A love for the ages

A love for the ages

Murray and June Doyle in 1948. PHOTOS/SUPPLIED Doyles celebrate platinum anniversary 19 great-grandchildren are couple’s ‘icing on the cake’ Take your mind back seven decades. Post-war New Zealand is having to handle a polio epidemic, which closes some schools,...

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Female worker dies at Kiwi Lumber

Female worker dies at Kiwi Lumber

Police guarding the closed gate at Kiwi Lumber on Friday after a female worker died. PHOTO/ELISA VORSTER Region’s eighth workplace death since 2010 ELISA VORSTER elisa.vorster@age.co.nz Staff at Masterton mill Kiwi Lumber are “absolutely devastated” after a female...

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